Mental Health in Austrian Teenagers (MHAT) (MHAT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03301077|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Mental Disorders||Other: 2-phase epidemiological study (screening, interviews)|
Knowing about the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and related risk and protective factors is essential for the development of prevention programs and therapeutic approaches. Up to now, no epidemiological data on prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders and related risk and protective factors based on a representative sample is available for Austrian adolescents.
The aim of the study is to present rates of behavioral, emotional and social problems as well as prevalence rates of mental disorders. Furthermore the investigators want to examine risk factors, protective factors and quality of life in a large sample of adolescents aged 10 to 18 years. A two step design is chosen for this purpose to obtain diagnoses based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Version 5 (DSM-5):
- Phase 1 (screening) is a screening for emotional, behavioral and social problems as well as social and demographic correlates, risk and protective factors and quality of life.
- Phase 2 (interviews) includes structured diagnostic interviews to assess psychiatric diagnoses according to DSM-5 criteria with adolescents above a predefined cut-off score in the screening, and a random sample of adolescents scoring below the cut-off.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||4000 participants|
|Official Title:||The Mental Health in Austrian Teenagers (MHAT) - Study: First Epidemiological Survey|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2015|
recruited from schools and other institutions like job-centers or child and adolescent psychiatries
Other: 2-phase epidemiological study (screening, interviews)
first phase is the screening phase, second phase is the interview phase
- psychiatric problems (diagnoses based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Version 5 (DSM-5) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Screening and interview
- rates of behavioral, emotional and social problems (representation of data collected at interview) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]YSR (Youth Self Report) questionnaire
- psychiatric disorder related risks and protective factors (representation of data collected at interviews) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Kinder-DIPS (Diagnostisches Interview psychischer Störungen) interview
- quality of life (total score, self-perception, parent relation & home life, social support & peers, school environment and bullying) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]KIDSCREEN (Kidscreen) questionnaire
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03301077
|Medical University of Vienna, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Vienna, Austria, 1090|
|Study Director:||Andreas Karwautz, MD, Prof||Medical University Vienna|
|Study Director:||Wolfgang Dür, Phd, Prof||Ludwig Boltzmann Institute LBIHPR|